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Poster: drspark61 Date: Aug 10, 2009 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Odd Jerry Story

I was involved with the online community The Well and heard about it there. Got lots of email from friends wondering if I was okay. I was, partly because Jerry's death was not entirely unexpected. I'd really started thinking Jerry wasn't long for this world after the arrest in '85 (preceded by several years of worsening physical appearance). Then there was the coma in '86. I'd hoped he'd turned a corner in '87, but the health issues in '92 were a reminder that by then self-neglect was an established habit. To an outsider, Jerry's declining abilities in the last year of his life really looked like some sort of terminal decline. So sad. I still miss Jerry and that whole crazy chunk of my life which now seems so long ago.